Hello Reality and all that is True
When Oxymoron was defined it was just for you
Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:10 AM
I'm trying to get a picture in mind of a snail terrorising a community .... nah can't see it
"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."
This is, after all, a demon haunted world (reference to Dr.Sagan). I think the key to changing this kind of thinking is education. I'm fairly sure that this group of people have embraced this 'magical thinking' for a very, very long time. Old ways may die hard, but in this case great effort needs to be made.
"Ignorance is ignorance. It is a state of mind, not an opinion." ~MID~
"All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity." ~Shakespeare~
Sad to say but in MANY areas of the world where superstitious and ignorant describe a large portion of the citizens, murder for imagined magical crimes is rampant. Not to say that our own brands of educated, enlightened religions are a whole lot better. (or worse depending on your outlook)It has not been that long since the Christians killed people for being witches. And we see the world struggle everyday because some Muslims believe thier book commands them to kill. Is it any different really.